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W10 Windows 'Background Wallpaper' Pictures

W10 Windows 'Background Wallpaper' Pictures

W10 Windows 'Background Wallpaper' Pictures


I have the latest version of W10 running and sometime in the past Microsoft started to deploy pictures which I have termed 'Background Wallpaper' since they take over everything and once instituted, I have to renter my password. I have searched and have found no way to disable these pictures. I believe it is because I do not know what to call them and 'Background Wallpaper' only gets me to the wallpaper controls.

Does anyone know how to turn off these pictures once and for all?

Thank you in advance for your help!!

RE: W10 Windows 'Background Wallpaper' Pictures

Sounds like you are talking about the lock screen, and sounds like your lock screen is set to Windows spotlight

So, to switch that - right-click desktop, select 'Personalise" then choose the Lock Screen tab. Change the backgroumd to Picture or maybe Slideshow.

RE: W10 Windows 'Background Wallpaper' Pictures

Thank you strongm!!! I hate it when Microsoft does an update and decides to change my settings.

Have a great day!!

RE: W10 Windows 'Background Wallpaper' Pictures

Microsoft is not the only one that does that. My pet hate in that regard is Firefox. Not only do their upgrades muck up my carefully-done customisations, but they often clobber my choice of add-ins and extensions as well.


Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

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RE: W10 Windows 'Background Wallpaper' Pictures

I think you are referring to the lock screen. This is caused when the Spotlight feature is turned on. Try turning it off from the Personalisation tab to select your own lock screen look and feel.

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